Barker Goes Out With A Roar
On the same night that CBS aired a repeat of Bob Barker's final appearance on The Price Is Right, Barker received his 19th Daytime Emmy award for outstanding game show. Accepting the award during the televised (CBS) ceremonies, Barker, who announced his retirement at 83, remarked, "This proves that the judges have sympathy for an old man who doesn't have a job." Meanwhile Ellen DeGeneres again took home awards for best talk show and best talk-show host. And, in a first, the CBS soap operas Guiding Light and The Young and the Restless tied in the daytime drama category. The two-hour Daytime Emmy Awards telecast averaged a 6.0 rating and a 12 share, beating all of its competition handily.